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Thomas John Autzen Notebooks, 1905-1907

Collection Overview

Title: Thomas John Autzen Notebooks, 1905-1907

ID: MSS Autzen

Primary Creator: Autzen, Thomas

Extent: 0.1 cubic feet

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Thomas John Autzen Notebooks consist of class notebooks for English and woodworking courses at Oregon Agricultural College. Autzen graduated from Oregon Agricultural College in 1909 with a degree in electrical engineering.

Scope and Content Notes

The first volume of this collection was used in Autzen's English classes (1905-ca. 1907) and consists of essays, analyses of literature, and quotations. Of note is an essay on the April 1906 earthquake in San Francisco. Volume two consists of class notes made in Autzen's freshman woodworking class (1905- 1906).

Biographical / Historical Notes

Thomas J. Autzen came to Oregon Agricultural College as a freshman in 1905 from Hoquiam, Washington, and graduated in 1909 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. As a student, he was a member of the Amicitia Literary Society, the Orange staff, the Associated Students, and the college branch of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. Autzen later became a successful Portland businessman and was president of the Portland Manufacturing Company.

Administrative Information

Related Materials: Photographs of Autzen are located in Harriet's Photograph Collection (P HC) numbers 1697 & 2126, and in the Robert "Wally" Reed Photographic Collection (P 161) number 32.

Preferred Citation: Thomas John Autzen Notebooks (MSS Autzen), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Autzen, Thomas

People, Places, and Topics

Autzen, Thomas
Earthquakes--California--San Francisco.
English language--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
Fires--California--San Francisco.
University History
Woodwork (Manual training)

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